ERIC Number: ED045773
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Black Power Attitudes Among Students in a Black Junior High School.
Caliguri, Joseph P.; And Others
The intent of this study is to determine what the concept "Black Power" means to black junior high school students, and to learn about the way in which such attitudes are being formed. A questionnaire was developed and pilot-tested with black students in Kansas City, Missouri. After pilot-testing indicated that most students of that age could understand and respond to the eight items on black power, a number of questions and items designed to obtain background information on respondents as well as information on social attitudes and self concept were added. The final questionnaire was administered to 149 seventh and eighth grade students. The findings concerning social class and sex differences in attitudes toward black power and related matters indicate that background variables do have some important effects on these attitudes. In addition, only a very small percentage of the students questioned attach a specific meaning to black power, or define it in a manner which indicates inclusion of politics or economics. It is suggested that discussion and study of black power might be profitable in junior high and secondary schools. (Author/JW)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Kansas City. Center for the Study of Metropolitan Problems in Education.
Identifiers: Kansas City; Missouri